Dana Vavrova

Dana Vavrova
At zijí duchové

At zijí duchové (1977)

Role: Leontynka
Screen Time: 50%
Age: 9 years old
Jak se tocí Rozmaryny

Jak se tocí Rozmaryny (1977)

Role: Zuzana
Screen Time: 40%
Age: 9 years old


Dana Vavrova


Rating: 9.43 (7 votes)
Birth: 8/9/1967
Current Age: 54 years old
Death: 2/5/2001


Dana Vavrova's Biography

Dana Vávrová was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and played her first main film role in Ať žijí duchové! (English: Long Live the Ghosts!) in 1976, having played a minor role in Jak se točí Rozmarýny. In 1979 she played a minor role in the television mini-series Arabela. In 1982, she played the main role as Janina David in the German television mini-series Ein Stück Himmel, and was awarded the Goldene Kamera, the Goldener Gong, and an Adolf Grimme Award. In this mini-series, Joseph Vilsmaier (Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen, Bergkristall) was one of the cinematographers. Parallel to her acting, she attended the Prague Conservatory from 1981 to 1985. After some further roles including the films Amadeus and Pan Tau, she played the main role of Anna Wimschneider in Herbstmilch (English: Autumn Milk) under the directorship of Joseph Vilsmaier, whom she had married in 1986. Together with Werner Stocker, she won the Bayerischer Filmpreis and the Deutscher Filmpreis for this role.

In addition to acting, she also directed films, the last one being to complete the Artur Brauner production The Last Train, (German: Der letzte Zug) after Joseph Vilsmaier, who had been directing, was involved in an accident.

Vávrová was awarded a Bundesverdienstkreuz.

The three daughters of Vávrová and Vilsmaier, Janina Vilsmaier, Theresa Vilsmaier and Josefina Vilsmaier, are also active as actresses. Vávrová's older sister, Hana Heřmánková, is a television presenter in the Czech Republic.

Dana Vávrová died of cervical cancer at the age of 41 in Munich, Germany.





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